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Am I a nerd or am I cool based on the following project ...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Bubbler, May 24, 2007.

  1. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I have figured out every baseball game I've ever attended. I'm a little sketchy from 1978-84, there's probably one or two on my list that I didn't attend, along with several more not on my list that I did, but my first game (Hank Aaron's last in 1976) and post-1985 (I kept stubs and press passes for most games from that period onward) I know I'm solid.

    The project? Try to find out exactly how many players I've seen play and do career stats. I think it would be fascinating to know what Paul Molitor hit when I was in the house. Or find out oddball milestones I witnessed (Apparently, I saw David Wright's first home run in Montreal a few years ago and didn't know it until now, I also saw Kevin Nicholson's lone career home run for the Padres. Who? Exactly ...), or even figure out what my personal one-game records are (in that same Expos-Mets '04 game, the Expos scored 19, that has to be my single-game run record for one team).

    Is this is a cool project (I wish I could figure out a book concept to do on it) or have I reached some rarefied plane of nerdiness?
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Re: Am I nerd or am I cool based on the following project ...

    Definitely nerdy, but in a cool, Lisa Loeb kinda way.
  3. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

  4. Definitely the latter. And definitely something I would have a blast doing.
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    I'm sure nerds will think it's cool... ;)

    I think the challenge will be what kind of sample size you end up with.

    Too small, everything's irrelevant.

    Too, big, everything regresses to the mean.
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    But I don't wear glasses. Dammit!
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Star Trek fans will make jokes about you being a virgin.
  8. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Get some fake ones :D
  9. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    Definitely cool, especially if you can nail down the dates. Baseball-reference takes care of the rest so you don't need to go through reams of microfiche.
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    For AL hitters pre-1997 and NL hitters post-1998, I think the sample size will be decent, especially for ex-Brewers.

    For pitchers, it will be much less so. Though I think everytime I ever saw the Reds, which was a lot between 1997-2002 when my brother lived in Cincinnati, Scott Sullivan pitched in relief.

    I'm also thinking the over-under on Barry Larkin's career Bubbler average is .500. He was unreal every time I saw him and the scans of the box scores I checked confirmed it, including a 5-for-5 in '00.
  11. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    I don't think "cool" and "nerd" are mutually exclusive...
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member


    (great idea BTW)
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